Thirteen Ways of Looking at A Black Boy

Thirteen Ways of Looking at A Black Boy

Book - 2018
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A fresh perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.
Publisher: Oklahoma City : Penny Candy Books, 2018
ISBN: 9780998799940
Branch Call Number: J811.6 M4689T 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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OPL_AmyW May 05, 2018

Young black men are so often thought of in terms of stereotypes. Through short, five line poems and incredible, stylistically diverse illustrations, Medina and the thirteen artists in this book manage to break down those stereotypes and showcase the multifaceted personalities and experiences that truly represent the black boys of today. Teachers and adults will find this a fantastic tool to teach poetry to youngsters, and young black boys will be able to see elements of themselves and their peers reflected in every page.


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